When it comes to superfoods, quinoa is the real deal. It’s basically the only plant food that doubles as a complete protein, thanks to all the essential amino acids that it offers. Quinoa is also jam-packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it’s super versatile to boot. (Is my nutrition nerdiness showing yet?) And while it’s often used like a rice or pasta, you can also easily sweeten things up. This nutty seed is delicious in granola bars and brownies, but for this recipe, I’ve got an easy oatmeal-like dish. It’s one of those quick snacks that I love to whip up when I’m craving something chocolate-y but still want a healthy treat. Don’t forget to top it off with fresh fruit and maple syrup to keep your sweet tooth happy, too.
- 2 cups uncooked quinoa
- 4 cups dairy or non-dairy milk
- 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
- Fruit, granola, or nuts for topping
1. In a small pot, bring the milk to a boil.
2. Reduce to low heat and add the quinoa. Mix occasionally for the next 15 to 20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
3. In a bowl, mix the quinoa with cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Add the honey or maple syrup, using more or less according to your preference.
4. If you’d like, drizzle more milk onto the quinoa and garnish with toppings of your choice.
5. DIG IN!
For more healthy eats that will please your sweet tooth, check out some of these past posts:
Wild Amor: Autumn Chai Smoothie Bowl
Wild Amor: Matcha Mango Bark
Wild Amor: Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
Wild Amor: Layered Waffle Parfait
Wild Amor: Sunflower Butter Oatmeal Bites
Wild Amor: Coconut-Crusted French Toast
Are you drooling yet??
Happy (healthy) cooking!